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Allen Edmonds Appreciation Thread - reviews, pictures, sizing, etc...

Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.

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  1. MarcusJY

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    What I gather from those old catalogs is that they always had some shoes that were "fashion forward" for the time....look in the 1971 catalog.[​IMG]...btw I know someone said they didn't have the Strawfut 5 years ago....but they had the same shoe with same name in 1956 or 57 ....so in my opinion everything goes in cycles.
     
  2. cbtaylor

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    Yeah, I think so, appreciate it
     
  3. Cold Iron

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    Yes they do and I bet they will look great after just a little brushing also. Great choice too!! In the honor of you getting yours this morning I didn't even hesitate to grab mine without much thought at all this morning.
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  4. cbtaylor

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    Looking good, can't wait to start wearing mine!
     
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    Heads up for anyone that wears a 9D. There are a pair of salesman sample Cappuccino Shell McGraw's at my local AE outlet. $79 for a pair of shell shoes will be the best deal anyone could hope for and these look fantastic. They are at the AE in Leeds, Alabama, 205-699-6566, all I ask in return for this jewel of info is a pair of Chocolate Amok's in 8.5D haha. Whoever finds this first, you're welcome.
     
  6. bucksfan

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    Nice shoes - bet they are comfy. Like the laces too!

    Love those. Spend a few minutes with a damp rag and a brush tonight and they'll shine up great.

    Really like seeing some worn-in shell. Nice shoes!

    Nice shell, Cold Iron. Love the "in the wild" pic!

    Heck of a deal. Wish I was a 9d sometimes.

    Today: Burgundy (old burgundy, that is) shell Leeds at the end of a long day. I nicked the toe of my left shoe on a shred-it container today, so I'll need to spend some time with a brush tonight.

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  7. adsmith4

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    As do I. I'm an 8.5D and I was there picking up my Walnut McGraw's and Bourbon Kenilworth's I had ordered. I tried them on but unfortunately there were just too big.
     
  8. cbtaylor

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    Wow, at what point does one say, I do not need another pair of shoes, no matter how good the deal is? Must resist.....
     
  9. Dugan

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    Anyone know if there is any difference between the Boardroom Shoe by AE for Jos. Bank and the Park Ave?
     
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    I could be wrong, but I believe I've heard that the Boardroom are on a different last, though I can't recall which one. Someone please correct me if I'm wrong!
     
  11. bucksfan

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    Boardroom = 7 last, Park Ave = 5 last.
     
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    Dugan Well-Known Member

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    I should have searched this thread! Looks like it's made on the 7 last.
     
  14. Dugan

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    I've not tried anything on the 7 last but I will definitely be looking into it! It might suit my EEE duck feet better.
     
  15. adsmith4

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    Whoever Mark from New Jersey is just got a steal. I called my friend Mr. Earl at my AE to buy them myself and put them on Ebay and he said I was about 30 seconds too late. Congratulations sir, message me for my address for sending those Amoks as thanks haha.
     
  16. Dugan

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    That'll teach ya!
     
  17. Fashion Fan

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    Sorry for the newbie question, I'm not to knowledgeable on high end shoes, but what makes Allen Edmonds shoes so special and high quality when compared to others like Gucci, Prada etc.
     
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  18. cbtaylor

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    One major difference is, a lot of those designer shoes are not goodyear welted. AE for the most part are, which allows mulitple easy recrafting of the soles. And the styles of AE are often timeless, as opposed to many fashion forward designs from high end designers. And they are made in the US, which is a plus for me. I cannot speak on quality of the materials between those brands though, I am sure they use good leather and such.
     
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    finally decided to wear my krause boots that i got via the crazy deal a few months back. I initially planned to return them since the color is quite a bit mismatched (left side is darker and has more of a black-ish tinge than the right) but eventually i figured they would start to converge over time as they darken/lighten due to wear. plus, THEY ARE WORKBOOTS WHO CARES.

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    Got my hands on some Manhattans in size 14D. GOD sent![​IMG]
     
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